Extensible Authentication Protocol Setup

Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP) is a protocol used for wireless networks. It expands the authentication methods used by the PPP (Point-to-Point) protocol to connect your computer to the Internet. If you are setting up the Extensible Authentication Protocol for the first time, follow these steps to get extensible authentication protocol setup.

  • Step 1 : On your Windows 10 computer, right-click the Wireless icon from the system tray and select the Open Network and Sharing Center
  • Step 2 : In the Network and Sharing Center window, select the Set up a new connection or network option in the Change your network settings
  • Step 3 : On the Choose a connection option screen, select the Set up a new network option and click Next .
  • Step 4 : Under the Type the Internet address to connect to section, enterthe Internet address and Destination name .
  • Step 5 : Select the Remember my credentials checkbox and click on Create to create a VPN connection.
  • Step 6 : In the Network Connection dialog box, enter a name for your network and click the Properties
  • Step 7 : In the pop-up window, click the Security tab and select the Use extensible authentication protocol setup (EAP)
  • Step 8 : Select the required EAP configuration method from the drop-down menu and click the Properties
  • Step 9 : Open PowerShell and retrieve the EAP configuration XML file.
  • Step 10 : Return to EAP settings and add the EAP certificate for VPN authentication.

Steps to connect manually to a wireless network with EAP authentication:

  • Step 1 : Open Network and Sharing Center and click on the Set up a new connection or network
  • Step 2 : Choose the Manually connect to a wireless network option and click Next .
  • Step 3 : Enter the network name, security type, and encryption type of your wireless network and click Next .
  • Step 4 : Select the Change connection settings option to open the network properties window.
  • Step 5 : Click the Security tab and select the Connect automatically when this network is in range
  • Step 6 : Click OK and change your authentication method to Microsoft: Protected EAP (PEAP) from the drop-down menu.
  • Step 7 : Click the Settings button and deselect the Verify the server certificate
  • Step 8 : Click the Configure button under the Select Authentication Method section and click OK .
  • Step 9 : In the Properties dialog box, deselect the checkbox and click OK .
  • Step 10 : Open the Advanced settings window and select the Specify authentication mode
  • Step 11 : Set the mode to User authentication and click OK .
  • Step 12 : Now, you can quickly connect to your wireless network.

By following the steps given above, you can easily sfinish the extensible authentication protocol setup (EAP).